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post #11 of 16 Old 05-30-2011, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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We looked at the horse for the first time on Sunday evening, made appt for Friday evening. We told her we were serious and asked about vets for ppe etc. We were very excited but unfortunetely got an email Thursday evening at 10:35 pm informing us that a family came to look at him on Thurs. night, put a deposit on him and would be picking him up this coming week. so we lost him! Yes it was partly our fault for not putting a deposit down but thought it would have been nice if she would have let us know so we could have moved faster. We got burned from the last horse we did put a deposit down because a lot happened during the ppe so we lost a lot of money, so guess that is why we didn't. Can't seem to get over the loss of this horse's a learning process for certain, and still not lettin myself get over it..thanks for all your responses to my post. The little bit we have scanned the for sale websites nothing seems to match up to him...ahh just feeling like whinning i guess.
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post #12 of 16 Old 05-30-2011, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by garlicbunny View Post
So my question is should we have to pay for vaccinations if we pay full price for the horse? I don;t think we should. Also what about worming and feet trims and maybe teeth floated? Seems like since July is only a month away the horse should come with at least fully vaccinated.

I think if she wants full price for the horse she should pay for vaccinations OR she should take at least 100 dollars off the price as one of the ads says the horse for sale is final reduction. thanks.. and the horse is well over our limit but we couldn't find what we wanted for what our original range.
You asking for a price decrease because you want shots or other work done on the horse, isn't appropriate. There are no rules or laws or anything that states that a previous owner should have had any of these things done prior to you buying the horse. If you choose to get all this work done, which I recommend, then the cost is for you to cover. It has nothing to do with the asking price of the horse unfortunately.

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post #13 of 16 Old 05-30-2011, 11:47 AM
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In this day with horse sales going down the toilet and hay prices going up like crazy, if you are interested in a horse, especially a nice one, you have to act fast. If you wait, you lose the chance of getting the horse because most sellers are going to not hold a horse unless a deposit is made.
I have sold horses, had someone come look at them, say" oh I really like him, will be back tomorrow or the next day to pick him up" and never see or hear from them again. Then of course, you have told others he is sold, and lose that sale also.
Next time if you find a horse you are interested in, give a deposit and have a contract already written up stating deposit will go towards purchase price if horse vet checks sound, etc. Then you need to do it quick, within a day or so at the most. Give a time frame, make an agreement and follow through, if you don't then you lose deposit.. If the seller won't sign a paper about passing vet inspection or some other excuse, then probably not a good horse anyway.
I am funny about buying things. I live in the middle of nowhere and usually have to drive two or three hours minimum one way to see horses, trailers, etc.But, I go planning to buy and do so right then. I don't go see something, then leave and expect to go back in two or three days and have it still waiting for me. I have hauled a trailer 8 hours one way to go look at the perfect horse, then got there and found a horse that was lame, etc. Left with an empty trailer. I have driven hours to look at horse trailers and found rusty buckets of metal. But, usually I am sure of what I am looking at before I drive.
If you like something, don't wait, cause if its nice and what you want, somebody else is probably waiting in the background for an opportunity to buy it.
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post #14 of 16 Old 05-30-2011, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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thank you Wyomingrandma, lesson learned. I have had 5 horses in my life including my current one and every one of them came to me, this is the first one that I have had to go out looking for. The most heard had most heard advice I have had is to TAKE YOUR TIME. We have looked at 13 horses and gone back to see two of them, on one put a deposit down and had a ppe done and we backed out for good reasons (if you ask I will tell why). I understand what you are telling me and will heed your advice..thanks for your advice and reasoning, it all makes sense. I just can't help thinking about the horse I knew was for us and we lost it from not acting fast enough, it was on my mind the entire weekend!
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post #15 of 16 Old 05-30-2011, 06:43 PM
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Sorry to hear that you lost the horse :( I am the exact opposite of wyominggrandma. With both my horses I went looking not to buy and ended up buying. In both cases though I had my checkbook and could pay right away. That way I never had the thought in my head about driving with the trailer and feeling pushed to buy. IMO, if you are unsure at all about a horse (enough so that you are hesitant to put a deposit down) then you should take time to think it over. Don't let the seller rush you into purchansing a horse that you will have a hard time reselling if it doesn't work out. Some sellers will try to rush you and say someone else is coming. If the horse is still available when you decide, great. If not, in this market given enough time you will find another horse.

I hope you find another horse that you like as much if not more. Good luck!
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post #16 of 16 Old 05-30-2011, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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thank you luvstoride, I also appreciate the other "side" of things. I know their is another...probably plenty...of good horses for us out there, this guy just felt so right for us..will keep looking and find another "perfect" horse for us...
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